KarmaFarm will open its Buckhead doors for the first time December 12 at 11 a.m.
The farm-to-table, fast-casual restaurant, at 54 Pharr Road, is “America’s first certified gluten-free fast-casual restaurant,” Co-Owner Scott Wilder in an email Wednesday told What Now Atlanta (WNA).
KarmaFarm is certified by the Gluten Free Food Service Division (GFFS) of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) of North America, according to Wilder.
“KarmaFarm’s clean, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free menu features Southern-inspired flavors with global influences and humanely-raised, mindfully-sourced ingredients,” Wilder said.
The modern “protein and three” or “meat and three” concept is set up as a counter-service space covered in inspirational and poignant quotes and sayings, and also boasts a to-go area.
On the menu are also organic teas, locally sourced waters, house-made juices, and lemonades, well as an entirely gluten-free and nut free in-house bakery.
KarmaFarm donates a meal to a local child in need for every meal served.
Major beneficiaries include No Child Hungry and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
KarmaFarm is locally owned and family operated by Atlanta couple, Scott and McCall Wilder.
They created the concept after travels in NYC, LA and Miami where healthy, fast and casual eating places were widely available with a menu that consisted of more than salads.
The Wilders wanted to offer “real food on a plate,” with a diverse menu of proteins, sides, and salads that offered something for everyone, especially those unable to eat gluten, nuts or dairy, like their family.
KarmaFarm officially opens to the public on Wednesday, December 12, and will offer lunch Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the holiday season.
After the new year, KarmaFarm will add dinner service and begin full hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.